Looking for Small LEDs

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Pitchwife, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Has anyone ever run across an online distributer that sells 1.5mm LEDs? The smallest I have found is 3mm which in N scale works out to about 18" (if my math is correct :rolleyes: :D ) I know that they exist because I got some in a grab bag of LEDs and also have seen them in ready-made signals. Unfortunately the ones I have are all red and the factory signals are fairly expensive. I am hopeing to build some custom signal lights in N scale but haven't had any luck finding the LEDs or even the "grain of rice" size bulbs in the different colors. :mad: I am hoping that someone out there knows someplace that carries what I am looking for. :wave:
  2. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Try Mouser. I just looked in their catalog and they have T1 LED's in all colors including blue and white. There are pages and pages of all sorts of special shape and sizes of LEDs so you might find something even smaller. I don't know what it's like on their web site, but it's a start.
  3. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Thanks Don
    Mouser was one of the first that I looked at, along with a dozen others and no luck. :( :( I know that they exist out there somewhere, just have to keep hunting. :p :p :p :rolleyes:
  4. b28_82

    b28_82 Member

    Try Demar Electronics . They don't have 1.5 mm but they have 1.6mm. Close enough?
  5. DWP

    DWP Member

    I got some from ebay. Search for a store called "Hobby Electronics and Accessories"
    the have a fair amount of 1.6mm
  6. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    Clark - Oddly enough, I sent this link to a mate yesterday - HIH
    take a look - this was to do with fitting step lights to SD40, but would work for lights outside buildings etc - they take paypal

    White (Surface) mount L.E.D's works Great for step & truck lighting... there so small that they will be lost under your Finger nail...But there hard to find I got mine from Germany... website link Below they take Paypal.... and are very bright..... Im starting a kato 80 mac project soon... and Rember to have that extra function on your decorder...


    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands:cool:
  7. petepuma

    petepuma Member

    Also check out NTE electronics incorporated. They sell the 1.6mm's as well.

  8. shortliner

    shortliner Member

  9. tillsbury

    tillsbury Member

    seconded for www.ngineering.com -- almost everything I've bought from them turns out to be a must-have. The tiny leds are scarily tiny (1mm x 0.5mm), they also have .005" plate glass, and .004" stainless steel rod.... great service too...

  10. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    I was sure that someone out there knew where to get what I was looking for, just didn't realize there would be so many! :eek: Thanks to all of you. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  11. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

  12. hi i looked in walthers catalog they are 1.5mm by miniatronics # 475-100018 you could find em at walther sitew.walthers.com
  13. sdickson0211

    sdickson0211 New Member

    do any of you guys know of uk distributers as ive seen how helpful youve been to pitchwife!
  14. Pitchwife

    Pitchwife Dreamer

    Hi sdickson0211. I believe that dotlight is based in the UK. If not here is a link page that I am building that has links to a number of suppliers, OLHSs and other sites of intrest. It is at Hobby Links . Feel free to bookmark it if you would like. I try to update it often when I come across new sites. Hope it helps. :thumb: :thumb:

    By the way, thanks to everyone who gave me tips on where to look for the lights. You can always count on getting good help from the Gaugers. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  15. sdickson0211

    sdickson0211 New Member

    thanks and i must agree everyone is always so helpful and nice there doesnt seem to be any idiots on the forum.
  16. yellowlynn

    yellowlynn Member


    sdickson0211, I take offence at your statement. I am not only an idiot, but a PERFECT idiot, and quite flowery because i'm a BLOOMING idiot. So there! :eek: :eek:

  17. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

    ROFL...... Too Funny - Lynn!!!! :) :D :) :D :)

    I guess it's better to be a Bloomin idiot than to be a bloomin Onion! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  18. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Hey, hey, this is a train forum, no one here is PERFECT. If they were, we'd all have 100% at the top line (spend all my waking hours on MRR) on my "how much time..." poll. :D:D:D:D Dem's the ones dat got the time to be perfect....:thumb:

    Now as far as being a blooming idiot, I'm sorry, but you'll have to go to a plant forum to get confirmation on that, no one here is qualified to make that assesment....:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  19. N Gauger

    N Gauger 1:20.3 Train Addict

  20. shortliner

    shortliner Member

    All Components in Hereford are doing white 1.8mm LED's - see page 67a in current Railway Modeller
    Shortliner(Jack)away up here in the Highlands

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